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Golf: Knapp's shoulder improves as U.S. Open qualifier nears

June 02, 2012|By Bryce Alderton

Two other players with area ties will be playing Lake Merced and Harding Park on Monday.

Garrett Sapp, a two-time All-Big West Conference first-team selection while at UC Irvine, will be in the group behind Knapp at Harding Park. Costa Mesa resident Nick Seymour is scheduled to tee off at 7:36 a.m. at Lake Merced.


The participants for the 13th Jones Cup on June 27 at Newport Beach Country Club are nearly set, with just a few spots still up for grabs among the five participating clubs.


Today, we give the teams for Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach and Shady Canyon Golf Club.

Big Canyon will vie for its record eighth tournament title with a team that features four of the five players who led the club to last year's victory. Robert Pang (head pro), Mike Castillo (assistant), Mike Carpenter (men's champion) and Gary Singer (senior champion) all played for Big Canyon last year. Lisa Brennan (ladies champion) will make her Jones Cup debut.

Newport Beach's team features Paul Hahn (head pro), Robbie Maurer (assistant), Debbie Fleming (ladies champion) and Jan-Erik Palm (senior champion). The men's champion will be determined June 10.

Shady Canyon will make its inaugural Jones Cup appearance with Brian Gunson (director of golf), Kirk Manley (head pro), Isako Takada (ladies champion), Kevin Baker (men's champion) and David Clare (senior champion).

Teams will compete in a two best-ball per fivesome format. Tee off will be 12:30 p.m. and galleries are welcome.

BRYCE ALDERTON is the golf writer for the Daily Pilot. He can be reached at

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